Cold War: The Nonsigners


In Washington the ambassadors were ushered into a floodlit anteroom and welcomed by Virginia Duke, a chic State Department employee with greying hair, who bears the title of Treaty Depository Officer. In Moscow a variety of Foreign Office types ushered the diplomats into a dazzling gold-and-white marble room in the Spiridonovka Palace. In both cities, and in London as well, the emissaries of nation after na tion lined up to sign the nuclear test ban treaty. Eventually, by State Department estimate, there will be more than 100 signatories. Khrushchev called it "a referendum on all continents." Inevitably, the world's attention...

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